WICCID Releases Second Music Video, “Ash,” Off of Debut Album, ‘By Design’

Sacramento based, Dark Synth Pop duo WICCID–featuring Erie Loch, known for his songwriting, video, remix and studio work with bands (and members of bands) like Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Rob Zombie, Scum of the Earth, Prong, Pig, PWEI, Faith No More, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, NIN, Marilyn Manson, Lords Of Acid, Primitive Race, Bells Into Machines, Tweaker, Velvet Acid Christ, Gary Numan, Peter Murphy, Mission UK and more–have released the second music video for “Ash,” off of their  debut LP, By Design. With By Design released 9/29 via Cleopatra Records,  Wiccid is currently on tour with  legendary Industrial bands Lords of Acid and Combichrist.

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SEXTREME FEST ’17 – LORDS OF ACID, COMBICHRIST, CHRISTIAN DEATH, EN ESCH PLUS NIGHT CLUB / WICCID

10/22 @ MAVERICK’S LIVE – JACKSONVILLE, FL
10/23 @ MASQUERADE – ATLANTA, GA
10/24 @ BLIND TIGER – GREENSBORO, NC
10/25 @ SOUNDSTAGE – BALTIMORE, MD
10/26 @ GRAMERCY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY
10/27 @ TROCADERO – PHILADELPHIA, PA (NO EN ESCH)
10/28 @ REX THEATRE – PITTSBURGH, PA
10/29 @ FRANKIE’S – TOLEDO, OH
10/30 @ OPERA HOUSE – TORONTO, ON
10/31 @ BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL
11/01 @ VOGUE – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
11/02 @ READY ROOM – ST LOUIS, MO
11/03 @ DIAMOND BALLROOM – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
11/04 @ SUNSHINE THEATER – ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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DEUCE TO DROP SOPHOMORE ALBUM INVINCIBLE, OUT 12/1 via Better Noise Records

Portland based and Los Angeles bred rapper, producer and singer DEUCE has announced that his latest album, Invincible, will be released via Better Noise Records on December 1st. The masked musician is vying for immortality with 14 new tracks, representing his next natural step from his 2012 debut solo album, Nine Lives – which sold 100,000 units, received 33 million views on YouTube, and featured the hit single “America”. Invincible can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE.

Recorded in both Los Angeles and Portland, the recording process brought out polarizing emotions. “The material we did in L.A. was a little angrier,” Deuce explains, “In Portland, it got more mellow and hip-hop. I think you can hear the difference.”

Invincible includes “World On Fire”, “Bitch This Is It”, and the lead single “Here I Come” (out now on Better Noise Records) – which features eerie keys, chugging guitar, and an unshakable hook, “Until I die, I’m never fucking done.”

“Here I Come” is now available for streaming HERE.

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FWLR and JELO Team Up on ‘Birth of the Anti Hero,’ Out NOW on Bishops Bloc Records!

Canadian producers JELO and FWLR have teamed up with Bishops Bloc Records to release their two track EP Birth of the Anti Hero. Originally premiered on The Music Ninja, Birth of the Anti Hero is a refreshing re-interpretation of the classic dubstep sound and has already garnered support from Hunter Siegel, Ill Gates, and Corvad.

The grinding bass and European electro sound that “Birth Of The Anti Hero” expresses is making a comeback, especially within the states. It may be just at its beginning, but the comeback will continue as long as acts churn out records like this one. It’s dirty, it’s mean and it’s incredibly intoxicating with its fervor. With the remix we get some added vocal elements that make for a nice touch as a flip for the original. Tyler Trew – The Music Ninja

 

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FWLR & JELO never fail at creating maximum impact dance floor smashers and this is no less than that. Individually they have long spanning careers that see them at the top of their game when it comes to djng and production. Two true masters combining their strengths only takes us one more level closer to dark bass nirvana. Hard hitting drums, heavy dubstep and drum n bass bass lines and even some 90’s nu-metal guitar influences layered with a middle eastern flavour combine to create a multi genre mind bending journey through bass. Starting out in the “Rezz” and “Black Gummy” bass house territory and eventually evolving into a drum & bass song before winding back to its 4/4 origins there are twists and turns galore without ever losing focus. This song is about the birth of a new hero, the underdog, the unexpected saviour, something we can all relate to wishing for at this time in history. On the B Side the former Hugsnotdrugs frontman Fear The Priest has pulled two more musical collaborators from his seemingly never ending supply to create an industrial glitch hop nu-metal hiphop remix of anthemic proportions. Twisting the original track into something of a chaotic industrial glitch hop song before the entirely appropriate and ethereal vocals of Rani Chatoorgoon take hold of your soul. Dustin Wareham’s rapping style grabs you by the frontal lobe with his message about the “privilege” of being born into money and doing more damage than good. Rani and Dustin take turns delving deeper into the philosophy of the original song and come out giving Evanescence and Kanye West a run for their money. Considering how young Bishops Bloc Records is itself this is an impressively mature release that sounds and feels good. We look forward to hearing more from all of these collaborators.

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Inviolate Releases Official Music Video for “Broken Cycle”

Atlanta-based rock/metal/industrial band Inviolate has released their brand new music video for “Broken Cycle”, the second single from their August 2017 full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Broken Cycle” was shot by Chance White of White Flame Studios at both the complex of the Safety Wolf facility and Atlanta’s Big Peach Studios.

Musically we wanted the song to build from soft and haunted at the beginning to a feeling of resolution and agency by the end. You’re taking a stand and saying ‘I refuse to play the victim to my circumstances’ but there’s acknowledgment that you can’t always go at it alone. You have people in your corner who have your back when you might falter. The imagery of the swordswomen embodies that aspect of the lyrics. – Inviolate

“Broken Cycle” features seven members of Inviolate’s “2.0” lineup (click HERE to read about Inviolate’s unique band member configuration), as well as the Sisters of Anarchy, a troupe of modern fusion bellydancers wielding scimitars in a choreography that vocalist Kadria created specifically for the video.

“This video showcases for the first time how Inviolate 2.0 works with rotating members on any given 4-person lineup. The final chorus shows every member who played on the video (and album) in single shots of all 7 of us rocking out,” says Kadria. “We’re one huge extended family, and we wanted to visually represent that through the entire video.”

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INVIOLATE: 1. adj. Not violated or profaned; intact, free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.

Originally founded with Bryon Brown on guitar, Chris Farmer on bass and vocalist/sample engineer Kadria, Atlanta’s Inviolate continues to create and perform with Kadria at the creative helm, along with an array of the southeast’s finest rock and metal talent for live shows (musicians who play live with the band are part of “Inviolate 2.0“) and in the studio. Inviolate’s sound is multi-faceted, defying the labels of mere “metal”, “rock”, “electronica”, even “industrial” but a sonic blend of all. To visually augment the sonic onslaught, Kadria adds the moves of a bellydancer which, by turns, emphasize delicacy and aggression according to the music’s mood. This combination produces a visual in their live show unlike any other in the rock and metal world.

Inviolate signed to Strange One Records in April 2012 and released a 7-song album titled “Feast of Ashes”, co-produced with Mike Froedge(doubleDrive/Black Label Society) in June 2012, as well as a video for its first single “Condemned, ” directed by Gustavo Montana of At Dusk Media. The album and video garnered Inviolate a trifecta of nominations at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards for Best Metal BandBest Rock Female, and Video of the Year, and again in 2014 for Best Metal Band and Best Rock Female. “Feast of Ashes” also won Tampa’s Rock Solid Pressure Show’s “2014 EP Of The Year.”

Inviolate has shared the stage with a wide range of hard rock, metal, industrial and even acoustic heavyweights including Static-XWhitechapelButcher BabiesMushroomheadPowerman5000AmarantheEpicaSOiLOne-Eyed DollCelldwellerSymphony X, and Angie Aparo.

In early 2017, Inviolate returned to the studio to record their full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream with co-producer Jordon Popp (Sky Machine/Seven Day Sonnet) at Glass Wall Studio in Chicago, IL. Their first single, “Sisyphus”, dropped with a lyric video in July 2017 and features guest vocals by the Swedish vocal titan Bjorn Strid (Soilwork/Night Flight Orchestra). The Insomniac’s Dream was released worldwide on August 1, 2017 and the band continues to tour the east coast, pushing steadily westward and gaining fans (fondly called Inviolators) at every turn. “I’m super excited about this album,” says vocalist Kadria. “We pushed the envelope on so many levels. And then we got to work with someone like Björn— it’s such an honor to have his voice on one of our songs! And we were thrilled to have Jordon put on his producer’s hat on for our songs. The response we’re getting at every show has been amazing.”
The band continues to tour, with an album of remixes already underway and planned for release early spring 2018. “More shows, more twists, more visual and auditory Inviolations coming your way. We can hardly wait!”

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Small Town Titans Release Official Music Video for “Me, Myself, and Monster”

York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released the Official Music Video for their new single, “Me, Myself, and Monster,” which originally premiered on Tattoo.com.

“The song is about accepting and striking balance with the darkest parts of oneself. Anyone who says they could never commit an evil deed is probably the first person that will, at some point, blindly and ignorantly commit it. Once you acknowledge your ability to become a monster, that’s the path to becoming a better person.” – Phil Freeman

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The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement with social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record Disclaimer II, and who STT also recorded their last album Reflection with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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Fifth Freedom Release Official Music Video for “Midnight Rain”

Portland, ME Southern Rock Band Fifth Freedom has released the Official Music Video for the single “Midnight Rain” off of their 2016, sophomore album Heartbreak & Hellfire.

“Midnight Rain, is a bluesy ballad shouted from the very depths of singer, Alan Jones’ soul. It’s a song about moving on from a love lost by knife-twisting betrayal. Midnight Rain showcases the band’s earnest songwriting as well as their technical chops. – Fifth Freedom

Regarding the album, Fifth Freedom said:

Heartbreak & Hellfire delivers a full breadth of songs that range from heavy rock anthems like the albums opener “Battle Cry” to earnest bluesy ballads like “Midnight Rain” that shout from the depths of front man Alan Jones’ soul. The album captures lightning in a bottle of how it feels to be heartbroken while at the same time angry and determined to overcome.

Track List:
1. Battle Cry
2. Coming Back for More
3. Bridge to Burn
4. Midnight Rain
5. Seasons Changing
6. Something I Believe
7. Man Without Skin
8. Wise Man
9. Someday
10. Standing Last

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Fifth Freedom is A High Octane, American Rock band fueled by soulful lyrics, blazing guitars, and magnetic rhythms.

The Portland, Maine based four-piece brings a modern attack to classically rooted rock with a bluesy swagger while maintaining the dynamics of contemporary hard rock and metal, making them a favorite of active rock, southern rock, and metal fans alike.

In 2014, Fifth Freedom Released their self-titled debut record which debuted at No.1 at Bull Moose music (a 12 location New England record store chain), The band embarked on a two-month tour across the United States supporting the internationally known group Black Stone Cherry which earned the band national attention and airplay on both college and terrestrial radio.

Long-time members Alan Jones (vocals/guitars) and Gary Marston (drums) stayed the course while the band endured some line-up changes. In 2015, the band was joined by Ian Dyer on guitars and Seth McClellan on bass which activated a new energy and focus within Fifth Freedom that transposed into powerful new songs and live performances.

The band released their sophomore full-length effort “Heartbreak & Hellfire” on July 26, 2016. The album debuted at #58 on the international iTunes New Rock Album chart. In New England, the album remained #1 on the weekly Top 15 local selling releases chart at Bull Moose Music (A 12 location New England Record store chain) for 10 weeks and achieved the top selling local record of the year.

On August 28, 2017, Fifth Freedom issued a limited run of Heartbreak & Hellfire on mystery colored vinyl. The release debuted as a #1 local release at Bull Moose Music stores for two weeks and remains on the top 10.

Heartbreak & Hellfire delivers a full breadth of songs that range from heavy rock anthems to earnest bluesy ballads that shout from the depths of front man Alan Jones’ soul. The album was recorded by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo Studios in Windham, ME and mastered by the Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Adam Ayan and the renowned Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME.

Fifth Freedom is currently playing shows throughout the Northeast in support of Heartbreak & Hellfire album and has plans for a more expansive tour in 2018. Visit www.fifthfreedom.band for details.

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Haliwel Release Official Music Video for “Crack in the Frame”

Madison based heavy rock band Haliwel has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Crack in the Frame.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Crack in the Frame” is off of the band’s 2016 full length release, Pandemic.

‘The song “Crack in the Frame” hits the bullseye with musical elements rock and metal fans can appreciate – – a progressive groove, sweeping melodies, meaty and melodic riffs, grindcore vocals, and an intricate Opeth-esque acoustic guitar solo.
The official music video for “Crack in the Frame” adds even more depth and dimension to the track, like icing on an already decadent cake.’ – Tattoo.com

“We took full advantage of being able to direct a video for ‘Crack in the Frame’, the heaviest song from Pandemic, adding metal elements into it, which we most likely wouldn’t get a chance to do in other songs. We crawled through mud, destroyed instruments, and made a mask out of a real cow skull! The song itself is about karma coming back to bite a narcissistic and destructive person. The singer in the video was fired soon after shooting for being that type of person, but was left in the final cut so that he could sing his own obituary, of sorts, which we thought was very fitting.” – Haliwel

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Haliwel is a Wisconsin-based five-piece hard rock band, and they are a force to be reckoned with for 2017. Haliwel saw success with their first release in 2014, From the Inside, which was a complete DIY (Do It Yourself) album. We see another DIY effort from the band with the much celebrated October 2016 release of “Pandemic,” an album that takes a major step forward for the band. On “Pandemic” you will hear the familiar sound that is Haliwel: riff-driven instrumentation with moving lyrics and catchy melodies, but now with a darker, more refined sound.

Haliwel was formed in 2011, and the band started working on songs immediately and had enough material for the full-length debut album “From the Inside” within a few months; a couple of the songs on Pandemic were also created during these early sessions. From the Inside was finally released in 2014 and it brought Haliwel onto the scene with a bang. After their first few shows, Haliwel started sharing the stage with national bands such as Framing Hanley, Nothing More, and Ra. From the Inside captured the attention of radio stations, both internet and terrestrial. Haliwel was granted radio station takeovers, live acoustic performances, and they were even asked to host their own two hour radio special. “The Only One,” the lead single from From the Inside, was awarded “Song of the Year” in 2014 by Max Ink Radio.

The band’s follow-up release, “Pandemic,” features many different levels of “heavy,” from the slow and heartfelt ballad “My Letter,” to the intense and driving “Crack in the Frame.” A more seasoned performance and harder hitting material has made Haliwel the live show to see. They have played festivals like Rockfest and Bratfest and shared intimate club stages with Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, and many, many more.

Pandemic’s lead single, “The World Over” (MaxInk Radio’s 2016 Song of the Year) took Haliwel to new levels. The track was picked up by many FM and online stations, more than 50 in total. Look for “Crack in the Frame” to build on that success.

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